SSRIs and pregnancy

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Cape Town Colitis
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   Posted 6/24/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there

What is the general opinion on taking SSRIs during and after pregnancy (with breastfeeding etc....) As a sufferer of anxiety and depression I am wondering whether it's ok to remain on them. Also, are there any SSRI's that are said to be ok to be on, while others are not?


Many thanks.
Cape Town Colitis
Diagnosed 2001 with Ulcerative proctitis. Used 1 suppository per night for maintenance.
Had a couple of flare-ups which were solved with use of Asacol suppositories - 2 per day.
Last flare-up: Mid Dec 2010 - very bad. Suppositories didn't work. Prednisone 20mg (4 tabs per day)+ asacol tabs 400mg helped slightly but no remission.
Cortizone enemas - 1 per night for 2 weeks resulted in remission.
Currently taking Asacol tabs 800mg and 1 Asacol suppository per night to maintain remission.


vestabula
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   Posted 6/24/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Please ask your doctor.  There have been a number of warnings out there about taking SSRI's during pregnancy...especially Paxil and Zoloft....and I think Pristiq. (Fibro Fog...can't remember)  There are probably some you could take that are safer but I would consult your physican and ask.

Donna


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getting by
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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there!

I believe that Donna has given you some good advice, I would definately ask the doctor about it. And as she said, I think that there are some that are safe, but I don't know what they are.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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Cape Town Colitis
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   Posted 6/30/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much. Sorry for the delay in replying; I've been a bit caught up.
xx
Cape Town Colitis
Diagnosed 2001 with Ulcerative proctitis. Used 1 suppository per night for maintenance.
Had a couple of flare-ups which were solved with use of Asacol suppositories - 2 per day.
Last flare-up: Mid Dec 2010 - very bad. Suppositories didn't work. Prednisone 20mg (4 tabs per day)+ asacol tabs 400mg helped slightly but no remission.
Cortizone enemas - 1 per night for 2 weeks resulted in remission.
Currently taking Asacol tabs 800mg and 1 Asacol suppository per night to maintain remission.


getting by
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   Posted 6/30/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Cape,

Just wondering how things are going...

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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